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Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: HELP!! Electrical Problem!!! Any Ideas??
I've bumped into heat-related shutdown many times working with electronic stuff. My preferred method of tracking it down is to apply a heat gun or hair dryer to suspect parts to see if I can get them to fail. And I've found many components can fail at temperature and come back when they cool: transistors, diodes, ressistors, caps, ICs . . .
In your case I'm not sure how to test, since it's difficult to isolate individual pieces and test them. Maybe you should run the engine until it quits, and then put the heat gun on a component, say the ignition module. If the engine won't come back as long as you keep that component hot, you've found the culprit.